November 01, 2018 1 Comment
Our newest pattern, the 247 Lindy Shirtdress is now available! This dress is based on an original 1940s day dress - with flattering pleats, darts, and gathers. It also features a shawl collar, buttoned front, and side zip. Three quarter length sleeves make this nearly a year-round dress. This pattern is as fun as the Lindy Hop for which is it named!
I particularly love this dress because it is based on one of my favorite dresses - one that I found in the attic of my husband's grandmother. I was told the dress belonged to my husband's great grandmother's chaperone when she was in Europe in the early 1900s. This "Aunt Wiggy" lived out some of her last years with her friend and left behind some of her clothing. This dress was hand-sewn and made to fit her. And my luck is that it also fits me perfectly. I love the flattering details of the dress. It is slightly intricate, but comes together beautifully!
We suggest using fabrics with good drape to get the most movement from the dress, but it is also great in voile or chambray.
A few of our pattern testers made some gorgeous dresses. This first with a Rifle Paper and Co rayon. It is just gorgeous!
This next tester used a lightweight Indian block print woven cotton. It is also just beautiful!
Our Pinterest board for this dress shows some of the inspiration - hair styles, story, and styling.
And, here is Cari in her Lindy dress sample at Biltmore Estate.
We love this dress so much, and hope you do too!!
The 247 Lindy Shirtdress is on sale until November 22nd (midnight PDT). And, use the code LINDY at checkout for 15% off your entire order through the 4th.
January 17, 2023